“This will be achieved through supporting farmer’s productivity and their linkage to markets, facilitating consolidation of agricultural products and cottage processing.
“It would also facilitate farmer’s and small and medium scale farmers and medium businesses clustering and connection to infrastructure and network and business services,” he said.
Mr Elias Manza, the Chairman of Zangon Kataf local government area urged participants at the meeting to leverage on the available opportunity designed to boot agricultural production in addition to its economic value.
“Let us also extend all acquired knowledge to those who are not privilege to be here,” he said.
Manza, then, urged the organisers to extend the project beyond the zonal to the Local government levels as the project stood the chance of improving the lot of the people.
Also, Mr Peter Averik, Chairman of Jema’a local government expressed satisfaction over the meeting he described as timely as it would go a long way in educating farmers on global best practices in mechanised farming.
Averik urged farmers and herdsmen to be tolerable with one another so as to enjoy the benefits of similar projects.
Mrs. Ruth Musa, a participant from Zangon Kataf local government expressed delight over the project and prayed for its sustainability.
Our reporter reports that the meeting attracted an unprecedented turnout of persons from all works of life.